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Antique Swiss and American mechanical watch repair specialists since 1987


Thank you for visiting my vintage and antique watch repair site. Most visitors are here because they own an heirloom "family watch" and want to learn more about it's potential of being serviced and repaired. Most inherited mechanical watches were made in an era where the science of perfecting dependable timekeeping forced industry competition. The resulting jeweled watches are amazing and comparable to any science achievement in man's history. I encourage you to click through my antique watch repair site and learn more about my guaranteed mechanical watch services and welcome you to contact me.




I supply both watch parts to the watchmaker AND watch restoration services. Please read my website and contact me with any questions.

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Allow us to restore your vintage mechanical timepiece with the devoted care and professional service every family heirloom timepiece deserves. We are not a production mechanical watch repair facility. We are a specialized shop, unhurried and uncompromising in our approach taken to repair and restore your early American and Swiss pocket or wrist watch. We provide pocket and wristwatch cleaning, restoration, overhaul and consultation.

It's becoming somewhat difficult to find a local watchmaker these days, we know. We hear it all the time. One that specializes in the old mechanical watches from the hay day of Swiss and American watch manufacturing is getting even harder. This by the way, is our specialty.

As a former Watchmakers Guild official, and out of respect for your local American Watchmaker, should you be in need of an antique watch repair service, check your local yellow pages first, and pursue his services first. If you run out of luck there, feel free to contact me. I'd like to gain you as a life long customer as I have so many families who know and respect what their mechanical watch needs and deserves.


Rogin Starweld Laser Welder:
If the exterior of your watches case and case back have clearly worn after many years of faithful use, we do have some options relating to it's restoration that I'd like to detail.  

There isn't a long-term durable approach to re-plating any such watch case with a  standard yellow gold color.  This improper approach that some use to re-plate an  item with a gold color is an electro-chemical process and simply isn't durable enough for standard use.  It'll look good for a few weeks and then it begins to look worn and quite ugly.  I don't offer this yellow gold plating service as it can cause more harm than help.

The only long term durable approach to re-plating any base metal case (brass foundation) is through rhodium plating. This procedure results in a beautiful appearance with the watch cases final color and sheen being similar to silver, white gold or platinum and not yellow-gold in color.   This process requires hand preparation, double copper plating and then a double  rhodium plating.  To restore your case to look new again begins at $200. This accounts for the extremely high price of rhodium ($1650 /oz.) and the many hours of labor involved.

Please examine the before and after photos and expect your worn case to turn out as beautiful as this one did.  Normally, most of the rhodium plating case restorations that I do are for families that have a WWII serviceman's wrist watch made by Elgin, Hamilton and Waltham yet many other watches will benefit from this case restoration process. Send along a detailed description of your watch and a digital photo if possible and I'll be glad to determine suitability and an estimated cost of this spectacular case restoration service.


POCKETWATCHES: The pocket watches that I will consider for restoration are the factories of : Ball, Columbus Watch Company, Elgin, Hamilton, Hampden, E. Howard, Howard Watch Co., Illinois, Peoria Watch co., Rockford, Seth Thomas, South Bend, United States Watch Co., U.S. Watch Co., and Waltham.

Other watches we would be interested in repairing:
National Watch Co.
Melrose Watch Co.
Otay Watch Co.
Rock Island Watch Co.
Freeport Watch Co.
J.P.Stevens Watch Co.
Independent Watch Co.
New England Watch Co.,
Watch Co.
George Reed
Appleton watch Co.
B.D. Bingham
Ingersol
Appleton, Tracy & Co.
Lancaster Watch Co.
Bannatyne Watch Co.
Western Watch Co.
Ball Watch Co.
Thomas Harland
U.S. Watch Co.
Newark Watch Co.
Herman Vod der Heydt
Nashua Watch Co.
D.D. PalmerRemont Watch Co.
Seth Thomas Watch do.
Adams & Perry Watch Co.
Auburndale Watch Co.
Luther Goddard
Washington Watch Co.
Hampden Watch Co.
E.F. Bowman
Waterbury
U.S Watch Co.
Charles Fasoltd
Cheshire Watch Co.
Jacob Custer
W.E. Harper
Warren Manufacturing Co.
Aurora Watch Co.
Wichita Watch Co.
Peoria Watch co
American Waltham
Manhatten Watch Co.
South Bend Watch Co.
Non-Magnetic Watch Co.E. Ingraham
South Bend Watch Co.
James & Henry Pitkin
E. Howard and Co.
Illinois Watch Co.
Fitchburg Watch bo.
Potter Albert Watch Co.
American Waltham Watch Co.
Cornell Watch Co
Mosart Watch Co.
Rockford Watch Co.
American Repeating Watch Co.
New York Watch Co.
Benedict & Burham
Hamilton Watch Co.
Columbus Watch Co.
Boston Watch Co.
Trenton Watch do.


WRISTWATCHES: We will consider for restoration any high grade manual wind, or automatic Swiss watch of 15 jewels or better of the following manufacture:
Seeland
Corum
Ball
Orfina
Phillepe Watch Co.
Blancpain
Bucherer
Crown
Uhrenfabrik Glashutte
Lip
Hy. Moser & Cie
Arctus
Provita
Alton
Zentra
Driva
Guinand
Croton
Levrette
Jules Jurgensen
Louvig
Van Cleef & Arpels
Chopard
Moriva
Asprey
Favre Leuba
Arbi
Ofair
Frodsham
Berg
Henda
Lancel
Nivada
Ekegren
Perfine
Mars
Gruen
Orvin
Dome
Didisheim
Enicar
Duodial
Angelus
Standard
Minerva
Movado
Tornex-Rayville
Certina
Turler
Pabro
Breitling
Weltall
Baume & Mercier
Kent
Daynite
Cawford
Exactus
Univer
Friedli
Laco
Charles Nicolet
Hever
Lyceum
Autdrist
Elgin
LIbela
Zenith
Borel Boucheron
Harwood
Germinal
Rima
Mido
Hydepark
Westend
Rolex
PiagetPreesent
Hebdomas
National
Lavina
Lorton
Urania
Hamilton
Clebar
Patria
Weldon
Wyler
Mappin
Ebel
Lemania
Americus
Juvenia
Niton
Sigma
Bueche-Girod
Harvard
Wig Wag
Winton
Baylor
Butex
Tissot
Schultz
Vacheron
Illinois
Bovet
Mt. Vernon
Seth Thomas
International
Universal
Rotary
Concord
Smith
Ardath
Benson
Dugena
Helbros
Mar Nicolet
Regina
Carlton
Pronto
Delbana
Geneve
Nicolet Watch
Kurth
Gallet
Eterna
P. Buhre
Shield
Ace Acro
Jardur
Emerson
Cornavin
Rado
Monte
Stowa
Fairfax
Ogival
Audemars Piguet
Buren
Breguet
Lusina
Octo
Kingston
Audax
Dunhill
Olympia
Lucien Piccard
Louis
Avalon
Wittnauer
Parker
Beltone
Marlys
Record
Alavente
Excelsior
Girard-Perregaux
Condal
Gubelin
Golay
Alsta
Aristo
Grana
Cyma
Lang Uhr
Hallmark
Rapid
South Bend
Kelek
Perpetual Watch Co.
Omega
Bulova
Invicta
Alpha
Felca
Lucerne
Kord
Yale
Normandie
Touchon
Roxy
Sperina
Benrus
Glycine
Newmark
Kelton
Mimo
Ollendorff
Continental
Hafis
Timecraft
Kelbert
Central
Tavannes
Altus
Glashutte
Monarch
Cartier
Arsa
Hayden
Eloga
Cortebert
WhiteStar
Ulysse Nardin
Coronet
Tourneau
Eska
Watex
Harvel
Rocail
Nicewatch Co.
Verno
Hilton
P. Garnier
A. Lange & Sohne
Rembrant
Ultimor
Electra
Rolls
Jaeger
Eberhard
Alpina
Warwick
Montbrilliant
Zodiac
Olma
Garland
Doxa
Patek Philippe
Opel
Orator
Huguenin
Admes
Evans
Haste
Hampden
Roamer
Fontainemelon
Tiffany
Imperial
Harman
Goering
Welsbro
LePhare
Vulcain
Faith
Unitas
Rulon
Agassiz
Trebex
Titus
LeCoultre
Sheffield
Revue
Framont
Semca
Wakmann
Longines
Hermes
Frey
Rockford
J.E. Watch Co.
Aramis
Leonidas
Helvetia
Boulevard


Models of watches that we repair:
Grover
Secron
Bentley
Courtney
Spur
Calvin
Rutgers
Consul
Beau Royal
Stadium
Chesterfield
Boatswain
Webster
Boone
Dartmouth
Chronomatic top hat
Clinton
Piping Rock
Greenwich
Windsor
Khyber
Manhattan
Bartley
Black Star
Arlington
Longacre
Doublet
Majesty
Ardsley
Lowell
the Curtis
Kensignton
Kenilworth Gallahad
Lord Lancaster
Amherst
Bailey
Cameron
Crispin
Trudy Spur
Meadowbrook
Norton
Wilson
Livingston
Grafic Deluxe
Donavan
Sir Echo
Langford
Barry
Steeldon
Sea Breeze
Farrell
Cranston
Benton
First Mate
Paxton
Flight I
Spencer
Varsity
Fleetwood
Drake
Caroline
Rutledge
Marshall
stanley
Touraine
Lindsay
Adjutant
Kinematic
Clark
Gold knight
Bradford
Raymon
Frontenac
Chief
Scott
Wakefield
Sea-glo
Ashley
Surf
Brewster
Norfolk
Blade
Aqualine
Sea Ranger
Monaco
Marcus
Milburn
Airman
Brooke
Argyle
Sea-crest
Chapman
Cavalier
Finalist
Norman
Samson
Glenn Curtis
Vincent
Clyde
Ramsey
Dwight
Oval
Romanesquen Ross
Culver
Mason
Roland
Guardsman
Quadron
Yorktown
Conway
Bagley
Thincraft
Morton
Ambassador
Dennis
Captain Rice
Coronado
Elliot Emery
Linwood
Spencer
Eaton
Derby
Gordon
Coburn
Thin-o-matic Masterpiece
Collegian
Medalist Wembley
Guardsman
Ristflo
Tempus
Haddon
Talbot
Ryan
Dante
Deauville
Pierre
Halesworth B
Trent
Valiant
Prescott
Molly Stark
Chieftan
Sawyer
Lawrence
Dexter
Lee
Trooper
Cross country
Neil
Thor
Linden Hall
The Governor
Carteret
Sky Chief
Jolly Roger
Martin
Holden
Sea guard
Viking
Aviator
President Antique
Carlyle
Gramercy
Gyromatic
Lambert
Oxford
Boyd
B.W. Raymond
Vernon
Chatham
Tyron Vardon
Baton
Perry
Murray
Top Gun
Baxter
Sea Hawk
William Osler
Chadwick
Corvet
Gladstone
Kinematic Kirby
Sea Scape
Mayfield
Wayne
Attache
Seville Sheldon
Drummond
Putnam
Warwick
Sutton
Paige
Dewitt
Wilkinson
Bowman
Gilvert
Sinclair
Donald
Randolph
Todd
Custer
Lakeland
Newton
Langley
Jeffrey
Seabrook
Powell
Ansley
Rodney
Blackstone
Sinclair
Wesleyan
Whitehall
Carl
Beldon
Diamond
Lance
Brockton
Maritza
Winthrop
Scout
Orson
Kevin
Adonis
Tuxedo
Darrell
Gardner
Dickens
Mermaid Blue Angel Golden Knights
Cambridge
direct read
West Point
Eric
Kirk
Craig
Malcom
Blair
Prentice
Morley
Annapolis
Seaview
Minu-stop
Grant
Baron
Mount Vernon
Lester
Stuart
Arlington Hawthorne
New Yorker
Brent
Dyson
Lakehurst
Boulton
Oakmont
Whitman
Raleigh
Pimlico
Ardmore
Gilman
Franklion
Foster
Richmond
Maxine
Curtis
Sentinal
Andrews
Accumatic
Courier
Sidney
Cedric
Drexel
Robert Roberta
Sherwood
Midas
Carlisle
Alan
Flight II
Carlton
Barbizon
Norde
Wellington
Nelson
Black knight
Taylor
Major
Langdon
Edgemere
Lyle B
Dodson
Secometer Sedgman
Avigo
Precision
Staunton
Blake
Top Time
Keith
Tiger & Lady
Yorktown
Milton
Casino
Glendale
Byrd
Arnold
Dawson
Airflight
Russell
Radburn
Heyward
Marquis strap
Sea mate
Pacermatic
Lone Eagle
Windsor
Stanford
Ward
Aldrich
Baronet Beau Brummel
Transcontinental A B
Chatham
Clearview
Futura
Judson
Gulfport
Keane
Adrian
Champion
Wilshire
Ensign
Hudson
Yeoman
Edgewood
Sloane
Citadel
Raleigh
Stanford
Drew
Stormking
Flint Ridge
Commodore
Cordell
Errol
Winfield
Grenadier
Fulton
Stafford
Norman
Bryn Mawr
Pinehurst
Golden Tempus
Garfield
Bostonian
Crusade
Dixon
Edgewater
Peyton
Gary
Huntley
Croydon
Essex
Vernon
Cabot
Sea-cap
Glenn
Howard
Myron
Oakley
Lyndon
Veri-thin
The Athelete
Commander
Reardon
watson
Merritt
Thinline
Ensign
Larchmont
Cyril
Contour
Ericsson Emerson
Glendon
Jason
Austin
Barton
Turner
Dunhan
Colby
Streamlined
Curvex
Eternamatic
Cedercrest Chevy Chase
Medford
Otis
Centurion
Harris
Whitney
Landon
Briarcliffe
Golden Tempus II
Carson
Mate
Enditcott
Andover
Tildon
Hartman
ipso-vox
Reagan
Newlin
Viscount
Sea Rover
Berkshire
Brock
Parker B
Sea Scout Sea Skip
Wesley
Whitford
Rolland Fischer
Brandon
Cullen
Sea Cliff
Dean
Hayden
Piccadilly
Sheryll
Hastings
Lincrest
Dorsey
Cadet
Portia
Thornton
Fleetwood
Allison
Nightingale
Senator
Ascot
Bianca
Chanticleer
The Chief's
dunkirk
Montclair
Aqua Lung
...


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